Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Post Christmas Chocolate at Sam's Club Part 3

The final thing your Chocolate Priestess found in Sam's after the Christmas holidays was this box of Cocoa Dor Grand Truffles, Belgian Collection.  This was nicely wrapped with a lot of little extra decorations on the top as you can see.  The extras didn't last the unwrapping even though I tried to do it very carefully.  The autumnal colors made this more a fall and winter gift than Christmas specific which is why I choose it over the green, red and white decorated ones.

Under the paper wrapping, it was simply a rather thick paper, was another box.  This is plain and gold as you can see.  Such an inside box makes it very easy to rewrap and use this as a gift before May 15, 2010, the "Best Before" date on booklette you saw in the first photograph.  Wrap it with other paper or remove the decorations or simply give it in this gold box and there you have a Valentine's Day or another occasion gift.  As long as you store it in a cool, dry place, it will be fine until May 2010.

Inside were four trays of seven truffles, you can see the top tray to the left.  I liked how these were arranged in the plastic trays but those trays did not have  recycling symbol on them.  The little booklette gave ingredients and general nutritional value.  2 truffles equaled one serving for a total of 14 servings in this 15oz box.  Each has 170 calories, 6g saturated fat, <5mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 14g sugars, 2g protein, with 4% calcium and iron an adult needs daily.  The booklette also has a photo of each truffle with their flavor listed, two were difficult to discern because while the picture looks distinct the actual truffles were basically identical until you bit into them.  The flavors included: Pomegranate, Chocolate Mousse, Peanut Butter, French Vanilla, Lemon, Caramel, and Mississippi Mud.

All of these tasted great, very chocolaty and very much like the flavor listed.  If you think this is too many truffles for one person and you worry about them controlling themselves, this is a great variety for a group to try together.  Get four to eight people together and see who likes which flavor best.  Overall I was very pleased and for less than $5 this was an great buy.

Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.

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